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Poland: Good prospects versus barriers to growth

Chemical industry

Poland: Good prospects versus barriers to growth

The chemical industry plays a big role not only in everyday life but also in the majority of production processes of various industries. It has blossomed over the last few years which is confirmed by the growing statistics of the production volume. However, there are also barriers to the development of the chemical industry. read...

Hungary: More flexible dual training

Education

Hungary: More flexible dual training

Dual training is no panacea, but is at the same time an important component in future university graduates gaining real marketable knowledge during their studies, according to Dr László Ábrahám, managing director of NI Hungary Kft., president of the association Együtt a Jövő Mérnökeiért Szövetség (EJMSZ, Together for the Engineers of the Future). read...

Hungary: 3D-printed railway braking systems

Additive manufacturing

Hungary: 3D-printed railway braking systems

The railway business unit of the Knorr-Bremse Group has launched a test of introducing 3D metal printing in Budapest. The company expects that the new technology will lead to a significant decrease in the manufacturing time of prototypes, individual manufacturing tools, and spare parts. read...

Poland: Tool industry on the plus

Market insight

Poland: Tool industry on the plus

Very good economic situation of Poland’s economy, including the growing sales of industries such as machine, metal or automobile is in direct proportion to the growing demand for machine processing tools. It is a very good period for tool manufacturers which should be seized by them to increase competitiveness and investment in new technologies. read...

Poland: Tools and processing sectors come together at Innoform

Event preciew

Poland: Tools and processing sectors come together at Innoform

The second edition of Innoform will be showcase the latest materials, processes and technologies in the tools and processing sectors over three days from 24-26 April at Bygoszoz, Poland. read...

Industry 4.0 Center at the University

Event preview

Industry 4.0 Center at the University

The Industry 4.0 Technological Center is to be opened at the Budapest Technical University (BME) in April, offering a demo of key trends to professional visitors. read...

Poland: Good results of the automotive industry

Industry report

Poland: Good results of the automotive industry

Even though Poland is yet to have its own car brand, the automotive industry is a very important part of the Polish industry which gives impetus to the whole Polish economy. The country is an important player in the European Union as a supplier of car parts, engines as well as cars. read...

Bulgaria: Recruitment problems slow the industry

Lack of Experts

Bulgaria: Recruitment problems slow the industry

Eleven years after its accession to the EU, Bulgaria faces a political challenge; in the first half of 2018, it holds the EU presidency for the first time. Prime Minister Boiko Borisov wishes to use the presidency to drive the EU integration of the entire region of South-Eastern Europe. read...

Hungary: Historic changes in the automotive industry

Conference

Hungary: Historic changes in the automotive industry

Currently, it is not the electric automobiles that are expensive, but rather the production of batteries. This was one of the conclusions drawn at the Budapest automotive conference titled “Shifting Gears in the Automotive Industry”. read...

Poland: Industry slightly in the black

Agricultural machinery market

Poland: Industry slightly in the black

It is also the agricultural industry where production automation emerges, but in the case of Poland, this process is progressing slowly. In the past year, especially in its second half, the demand for automation of agricultural production increased, however, the growth rate was too small to speak of a breakthrough in this market segment. However, there have been symptoms emerging recently to see the early 2018 with more optimism. read...

Hungary: Beginning of a new era at Audi

Electric vehicles

Hungary: Beginning of a new era at Audi

Audi Hungaria is preparing for the newest age of the history of the company: the serial production of e-motors will start in Győr in 2018 – as announced to press. The first pieces of production machinery have already been integrated into the manufacturing process. read...

Czech Republic: A chance for Europe

Future changes

Czech Republic: A chance for Europe

The present period is a turbulent one – what we were previously adapted to for generations is at present a question of one year and perhaps only several months. read...

Poland: Increased pace necessary

Innovations in Poland

Poland: Increased pace necessary

Investment in innovation is a necessary factor which on the one hand ensures dynamic development and on the other hand enables equal rivalry with foreign competitors. In Poland, despite a clear improvement in recent years, there is still a lot to make up for in terms of industry innovation as well as innovation of the economy as a whole. read...

Hungary: How to deal with increasing workforce shortage?

Labour market

Hungary: How to deal with increasing workforce shortage?

The problem of workforce shortage is perceived with an increasing concern by the management of Hungarian companies. This is regarded as the main obstacle of growth in every sector today. read...

Poland: Good prospects for growth

Robotic industry

Poland: Good prospects for growth

Although still behind the leaders on the industrial robots market, Poland’s robotics industry grows rather dynamically. The demand for robots depends mainly on the situation in the automotive industry which is doing quite well. Good news is also a recovery in some other industry sectors. read...

Czech Republic: Practice teaches best

University education

Czech Republic: Practice teaches best

One of the most frequent topics in the Czech Republic these days is the professional level of teachers at technical universities. read...

Poland: Optimistic expectations

Steel market

Poland: Optimistic expectations

Highest steel use since 1989 along with a slight simultaneous decrease in production of this material – this was the last year in Polish steel market in times of quite poor economic conditions, stagnation in investments, and influx of cheap steep from eastern markets. This year, however, is forecasted to be way more optimistic, although the dangers that the steel industry will have to face haven't disappeared. read...

Czech Republic: Distorted qualities

Integrated systems

Czech Republic: Distorted qualities

I have recently participated in several debates discussing what will people be doing if they will not be able to become professionally incorporated in modern firms with integrated 4.0 industry systems. read...

Hungary: Industrial digitalisation for Hungarian companies

Digitalisation

Hungary: Industrial digitalisation for Hungarian companies

More and more such devices and technologies have become available by today with which manufacturing companies can significantly increase their production and improve their operation. read...

Czech Republic: From the deception to the disruption mode

Times of change

Czech Republic: From the deception to the disruption mode

We are lucky (or misfortunate – as with a half-filled glass) to live in a period of great uncertainty and unknowns and at the same time also of challenges read...

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